Mother's Day Love 

Happy Mother's Day! 

My mom is a musician, she plays everything... piano, harp, guitar, flute and recorder, sings like a kween, and is a fairy dancer goddess diva lover soulship. 
She raised me to be a wild free spirit, an adventurer, a gypsy, a poet, and a hardcore romantic. 
I have so much admiration for the fierce work she has done through her spirit journey, building with her every force to increase access to the potential for both personal and universal synergy and alignment. 
I will always love this woman, and her well of inspiration, her ability to surmount challenge and hardship, her fekless rekless inner jester, her motivation to be honest even when life is super heady and complicated. She has done so much to embetter the quality of life for the people she works with, and continues to strive for balance (fellow Libra <3). I've watched her commune with a Great Spirit through a boundless sanctity in nature, and am inspired to this day by the work she has done to overcome. 

Today's gig is in honor of the work we all do to connect to the Mother, in her many majestic, oddball, sweet, fierce, funky, badass, interconnected iterations. I have many women in my life to thank for their kindred energy and for the esteemed life journey we have the pleasure of sharing. 

Big Love, 

Rosalind Parducci

 

Steady the boat with your donations 

Dear Friends,

I really hope this finds you well. As you may or may not know, I've got an album coming with my band No Pardon..... and so much more art in the works!

The reality of all this creative vision-questing is that there are continuous and necessary costs to maintain a practice as a creative, musician, and performing artist. This is a letter of appeal to request the support of my home crew.

Ongoing Support

I have recently created a Patreon Account. If you are not yet familiar with this forum, it's basically a way for you to be a subscriber, tending the garden the of songs. Your ongoing support makes a huge difference- is, in fact, vital.

You can give a couple dollars on up, whatever fits your budget. AND it comes with artistic gifts that I will send your way, including some regular contact if you want to get on the mailing list. If you're the old-school type, and you'd rather snail-mail me your support, send me an email at: parduccimusic@protonmail.com and I would be happy to work with you that way. Do you like getting real live letters and postcards as much as I do? I will pledge to send you a postcard in return for your backing. <3

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New Happenings

I'm bouncing around in the Arcata area, subletting rooms in the homes of some local female artists for the next few months, planning on some ongoing recording projects, and writing and arranging music continuously.  The No Pardon album release is coming up, and I am already getting geared up to put some singles out. By the end of this year, I hope to produce my first solo album. I am always open and on the lookout for more amazing places to share my music, and to sharing tunes for your special occasions, for dances, weddings, gatherings, what have you! Let me know if you want music at an event in the coming year!

On the continued education-exchange front, I recently had a synergistic exchange with a wonderful local violinist, and he informed me about a music gathering/workshop happening on the Klammath next week. Turns out it was put together rather sporadically, and it features a number of amazing folk artists, some local and some from around the world.

I am planning on attending, and I need support to make that happen. My vision in doing this workshop is to bring more ideas and tunes to the community, and to hold future workshops inspired by what I learn.

Here's the teaching/visiting artist lineup for this intimate gathering:

Roger Tallroth - Uppsala, Sweden ~ guitar, Swedish traditional music, overall musicality, harmony) 

John Herrmann Asheville, NC ~ old-time banjo, fiddle, songs, ensemble groove 

Elise Leavy New York, NY ~ voice, songwriting, guitar 

The Bee Eaters: 

Simon Chrisman ~ bass, rhythmic integrity, composition, groove, hammer dulcimer) 

Tristan Clarridge ~ cello, fiddle, ensemble listening, arranging) 

Tashina Clarridge ~ fiddle, overall musical life vision, Irish, oldtime, Texas fiddle)

 

Years ago, I recorded one of Roger Tallroth's pieces on an album, so the opportunity to work with him next week is enormous!

Josephine's Waltz on Spotify by Stringtown Ambassadors

I would like to raise $400 for this venture! Your help and ongoing support is so very appreciated, as I embark on more learning and sharing with the community.

If you don't feel like you can donate right now, i.e. too many demands on the pocket-book, stressful times, I get it! I send you love, and will keep sending music your way (unless you ask me not to) ... and you can always just share the music!

Warmly,

Rosalind

 

 

Album Release  

Hey friends!

 

Exciting happenings afoot! No Pardon will be releasing our debut album, Whisper, set to go online on April 26th, with 2 local album release concerts on April 27th and 28th. With over a year in the making, and featuring a number of collabs with musicians in the area, we couldn't be more thrilled to let this piece of art loose for your listening.

There is a peculiar, unique feeling that accompanies this release of a series of creative endeavors... it's like the unfurling of a wing, still damp after taking form in chrysalis.

I've been hearing a couple of our tracks on local radio! You can follow No Pardon on social medi, facebook and instagram, to stay up to date. We will be sending out email updates as well, so if you're on our mailing list, you can expect a free track from the album for early listening.

Pre-order a copy now, and help us recover our expenses to make the album. <3 We would love to see you at a show, if you buy a ticket and album together, you can also pick your copy up at one of the two shows.

To preorder, go to: nopardon.com/store

 

Warmly,

Rosalind

New Year incoming 

Hello! If you are just checking out my site, I want to wish you a joyous and revelatory, heart-opening 2019.

I have a couple updates:

The No Pardon album-  we're down to 5 tracks to finish mixing, 7 complete! You can listen to Cala Lilly, posted in my website's Music section.

I have been selected to do a Musician-In-Residence at Westhaven Center for the Arts for the year of 2019. I was asked some questions by the Times-Standard about this residency, and I will post this below:

How does it feel to be selected as a WCA artist in residence? 

When I first moved to Humboldt, I was inspired to find out about WCA and the community programming and art space that the organization provides. I soon became aware that there was a Musician-in-Residence position, and sent an email describing my background as a musician, and that I was interested in being the MIR. 

I believe that it is so important to have trust in life's processes, and to sew the seeds of the things we want to see in our lives. Three years later, I am excited and honored to be creating and sharing my explorations in music in the coming year at WCA as the MIR. 

Tell me a little bit about your work as a musician, and the type of music you create. 

I have been a songwriter for most of my life. I was raised on a solid diet of the Beatles and Beethoven. When I started listening to alternative and mainstream pop music as a teen, I was inspired by the simple chord progressions, and the seemingly infinite well of instrument sounds that could be brought into a song. I started playing my mom's old nylon-string guitar when I was 13, and writing tunes on the viola while I was playing in a couple orchestras. Years later, I got into writing instrumentals and messing around on an electric violin, which I aspire to get back into. 

One of my biggest resources has been my ability to perceive extraordinary things in the realm of the everyday... I have an elaborate, romantic imagination. 

I am known locally for my fiddling, sitting in with string bands for various events (the Folklife Festival is a big one). My Humboldt trio, No Pardon, is due to release an album this winter, which features mostly original material. 

What do you hope to contribute as an artist in residence in 2019? 

I have been meditating on this idea about bridges in the past couple months. Every type of bridge; for me it's about that connective quality, the crossing between places. It is my intention to create music that inspires others to bridge the divides and seemingly impassible distances they perceive in their own lives. I look forward to translating thoughts and sentiments with this theme in mind into a solo album this year, and I am stoked at the prospect of collaborating with local artists to get different interpretations on the idea of a bridge. 

Will you be offering any special programs during your residency? 

I will be working with WCA to host a series of collaborative sonic art evenings, where I plan to connect local artists exploring similar themes. I will be demonstrating different ways to interact with music, and creating space for people to ask questions about process, opening opportunities for community members to make some music in a judgment-free, experimental art environment.

 

Cheers!

 

Rosalind

 

Ringin' in the Summer 

The days are heating up in Humboldt, more and more sun, which means more outdoor time and music festivals!

Lots of opportunities to catch me and my local cats for tunes in the coming months! I will keep updating the social media and events listings here, hope to see you at one or more of these! Tomorrow you can come see Port Mooncall, local Celtic trio, playing at Cafe Mokka from 7-10. Port Mooncall will also be playing at the Folk Life Festival on July 14 at the Dell'Arte Street Stage, shortly before Summer goes venturing into the wilds of Europe for a time! We are excited for her to bring back many new tunes and inspiration from her time abroad, studying music at some phenomenal international fiddle camps.

Work continues on the No Pardon album, thankful for the steadfast assistance of our studio engineer Marc Jeffares. He and I are churning out new ideas and envisioning where the songs can go, gradually making this piece of art into a reality. We are excited to feature a number of friends and wonderful local musicians... it's coming along week by week, and I'm more stoked every time a song starts to reach a general stage of completion. I can't say it enough... I am SO very grateful to live in a community that's brimming with creative potential and imaginative artistic action. No Pardon will also be at the Folk Life Fest on Thursday July 12, at 5pm.

A few more gigs this summer with the Bowlick's, this Saturday you can catch us playing at a tasty Lost Coast Rotaract Food & Wine Benefit for the Geologists Without Borders, who are going to build a water treatment plant in the rural region of Zurite Peru. That benefit will be at the Wharfinger building in Eureka. In August, Jesse will be moving, and the Bowlick's are going to be on a longer-term standby as he journeys onward with his partner to the bay area. Hoping to play one more show before he leaves town!
 

Lots of adventures await! No Pardon will be touring later this summer, so if you want to hear us, send us a line and we would be delighted to book a show near you! We will be in the Sierras for a festival called the Lost Sierra Hoedown this September (20-23 in Johnsville CA). We'd love to see you there, highly recommend this fest for a good time.

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Rosalind

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Music Madness- Debriefing 

So a lot's been going on here musically... hence this update. Expect more soon.

The album recording continues with No Pardon, and a new video of a song I wrote a few years back will be surfacing soon! 

No Pardon has a string of shows coming up in April, including a show at Humbrew's on the 14th that you will want to see, and on the 15th we will be at the Westhaven Center for the Arts! We are gearing up for our album release in June, and are excited to share the material with you over the next couple months. 

In other news, a new band has emerged, with Summer McCall on cello, Britt Smith on the swingin' guitar, and yours truly on the feedle: Port Mooncall.

I posted a video of Summer and I performing a traditional Irish tune, Gallagher's Frolics, filmed by our friend Jake Glasser. Check it out under this post.

We don't yet have a website, but we've been making a local splash this past Paddy's Day with our Neo-Celtic sound. Here's a link to a candid, close-up interview and tunes with local reviewer and writer for the Hum, Bob Doran:

https://www.facebook.com/bob.doran/videos/10155927354756343/

(please refrain from judging for the awkward beginning of this video... we were caught on candid camera)

More shows TBA! Thanks for checking out the site!

 

Cheers!

 

Rosalind 

 

 

February goodness 

Updates! 

This week I'm playing a couple shows with Ben Walden in the north country of Corvallis OR and Astoria OR. Catch up with me online, I'll be posting pics and stories on social media. Mayhaps set up a live stream at one of our shows this week! 

The above drawing is a sweeet rendering of this fiddler by my friend Chas Coffman.

With No Pardon:

We are in studio once again, working on a OUR FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM in a warm little sound cabaña in Eureka.... here's a sideways glance at Earnest, our most estimable bass, keeping the digital cockpit company between takes. 

Exciting to feature the drums of Sam Kaplin-Good on this album, among other lovely tones. Getting a bit of an indie rock edge in some of our new songs. 

I'm so pleased with the progress we are making. Can't wait to share it with everybody. 

Stay tuned, 

Rosalind

Ring, ring-a-ling, it's 2018 

Welcome to my site, to a new year, one that is hinting to be musically explorative, dynamically in-the-flow, and *empowering for female artists across the globe*

I am presently in Peru, writing from the third story apartment of my brother and familia. In between busking in cambios (little rocket-speed buses that zip around on rickety wheels), cooing and coddling my newborn nephew, puppy-snuggling and adventure-scheming (some things stay the same <3), I have been working on a new composition on the mandolin that I wrote in dedication to my nephew (sobrino, en español), Canción para Noah.

Life is full, and it's an odd and precious balance that I feel as the page turns to 2018. Being in Peru is so real, it's surreal. There's a constant drive of city-tones. Cacophonous symphony of horns and children hollering, dogs baying in a staccato triple-metre, and the constant rumble of motors like a collection of nearer and distant hives. It is such an enormous gift to visit my brother, and to be present at this time in the lives of my sister and nephew. I brought the mandolin with me for this venture, leaving behind my trusty fiddle for a few weeks. It feels good to be working on rhythm, chords, and picking technique more intensively. And of course, my brother has an acoustic guitar that I have been playing a lot since I got here, a Yamaha (like mine, but not) DWX-7C.

In February and March I'll be recording with No Pardon on our first full-length album, at the studio of my bandmate Chris' good friend, Marc Jeffares. Marc recorded our awArd-wiNning song (we placed third in a local rock radio station's, KWPT The Point, Cover Song Contest) written by Nick Lowe, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.

Also in the works is the second annual north coast mini-tour. I'm stoked to be playing again with guitar-wizard Ben Walden for a few shows in February, TBA.

I'll be posting a few new singles soon!

Thank you for tuning in, hope to jam in a town near you very soon.

Rosalind Parducci

 

 

 

March Tour 

Got back last night after a week on the road. I am so grateful that I had the company of my dear friend Laurel, expert in go-with-the-floetry, positive heckling, puppies, and keeping it real. <3 
A brief recap:
On Thursday I played a solo set at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar in Ashland. Then it was on up to Portland for a rockin-raucous Paddy's Day house show, where I thoroughly enjoyed jamming with Ben Walden and his band, Nevada Sowle and Richard Crookston. We played another show at the Armory Skatepark in Astoria the following day. (I attempted a brief pre-show experiment on a skateboard involving my fiddle *kids don't try this at home*) 
Arrived to the steep streets of a mellow Seattle, where it rained sporadically, with stretches of sun that almost fooled me into thinking it was spring. After a visit with old friend and soon-to-be doctor Mackenzie Hild, we met up with touring minstrels from the east coast Nicolas Horner and Lucas Chohany, aka Nick and Luke, and played at the Outlander Brewery and Pub on 36th St, joined fortuitously by army vet turned singer-songwriter Caleb Tesnow. I met Caleb weeks ago in Arcata leading up to his trek north, and it was a pleasure to see him setting up his roots in Seattle while planning his future long-term tour.
Great to party with the Pony House: Brendan Bishop, Susannah Thiel, Casey Baird, Andrew, and Sarah! Thanks to our wonderful musician friends for hosting us and providing your hospitality, Lisa Lipton, Steve Hunter, Caitlyn Faircloth, Farhad Tyabji! :) They say it takes a village... for a traveling musician, the village is a remarkable collaboration of many individuals from many villages.
Till the next time! 
Love,
Rosalind

Shows

Previous events

Mar13

No Pardon @ The Eagle House

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The Eagle House, Eureka

Performing in Eureka's latest trendy tavern and cocktail lounge, located adjacent to the Eagle Inn. Enjoy our new music with a tasty beverage.

No Pardon @ Six Rivers

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Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville

No Pardon's first show of 2018! Grab a beer, have a house-made pretzel with some beer cheese, listen to what we're cooking up with our new material!

Ben Walden, Rosalind Parducci, The Hackles at The Albatross

The Albatross, Astoria

A rockin' February night of folk and jammy rock vibes in Astoria, featuring solo material from Ben Walden, Rosalind Parducci, and local band The Hackles.

Feb14

Palentines Day at Bomb's Away

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Bomb's Away Café, Corvallis

Two friends from different states, California and Idaho, gather to celebrate friendship and music this Valentine's Day at Corvallis' music hotspot, Bomb's Away Café. Come celebrate with us!

Feb3

Summer McCall & Rosalind Parducci

Humboldt Herbals, Eureka

The second Arts! Alive of 2018, enjoy some fine fiddling with Summer and Rosalind, at Humboldt Herbals, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary!

Aug25

Rosalind Parducci & Friends @ Arts Happy Hour

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Clarke Plaza, Eureka

The Ink People Collective are hosting an ongoing summer plaza event featuring live music, brews, and local crafts. Rosalind Parducci will be performing with Britt Smith and Nate Zwerdling for this wonderful event in Old Town Eureka.

Jul15

Beginning & Intermediate Irish Fiddling w/ Rosalind Parducci

Dell'arte South Room, Blue Lake

For this course, Northern California fiddler Rosalind Parducci will demonstrate techniques and ornamentation in beginning to intermediate level Irish fiddling. Attending fiddlers will learn a tune, and have the chance to learn and practice the left hand ornaments: i.e. flicks, rolls, and slides in the context of the tune. She will also provide pointers for bow technique. Rosalind began playing Irish fiddle as a teen at the sessions in Grass Valley, CA, and over the years she has had the opportunity to study with a number of master fiddlers in the tradition: Martin Hayes, Liam O'Connor, and Liz Knowles, to name a few. Rosalind's approach to the fiddle draws upon her experience in improvisation, with a broad range of musical influences and voicing incorporated into her playing. She enjoys helping students get the most tone they can from the fiddle, and regards each tune as a way to experiment and play with sound.

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening/2017/7/15/all-day-fest

Jul15

Folklife Festival: Summer McCall & Rosalind Parducci

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Dell'arte Amphitheatre Stage , Blue Lake

These two fiddlin' fiends join forces to bring a host of Scottish tunes and original pieces to life. Both Summer McCall and Rosalind Parducci grew up in the unique culture that is the Northern California Scottish fiddle scene. The two female fiddlers met and began playing together for the first time in Humboldt this year, with McCall on cello, and Parducci on fiddle. The collaboration is a joyous merging of two age-old instruments, and the creative minds of two free-spirited artists.

This performance is part of a free music and workshop day hosted by the Humboldt Folklife Society.

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening/2017/7/15/all-day-fest

Folklife Festival: No Pardon @ Annie & Mary Day

Perigot Park, Blue Lake

No Pardon performs for the second consecutive year at the Folklife Festival's Annie & Mary Day, celebrated in the lovely town of Blue Lake. This is an all-day, family friendly event and it's FREE! Come celebrate the summer with some great live music.

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/

https://www.humboldtfolklife.org/whats-happening/2017/7/9/annie-and-mary-day

Rogue's Gallery and No Pardon @ Humbrews

Humbrews, 856 10th St, Arcata

Rogues Gallery is an up and coming centerpiece in today’s Americana and Alternative Country music. The diverse five-member band resides on the Redwood Coast of Northern, California in the artistic boomtown of Arcata. Emotion pours through the songs written about the American life that has all but vanished. The simple and elegant melodies played on pedal steel and electric guitar along with the sophisticated sounds from the acoustic stand-up bass are woven through stories and accompany lyrics to creates timeless tunes. The acoustic guitar sets the tone for rich harmonies that are worthy of a Sunday pew, while the steady drum beats make you want to jump up from your seat and groove. JJ Cale, Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, and Sturgill Simpson are inspirational and have influenced the sound of Rouges Gallery. The original music and style of Rogues Gallery leaves the listener with a reflective sense of ease and contemplative note of satisfaction.

No Pardon is a rippin' folk music trio born in Eureka CA. Comprised of singer-songwriters Chris Parreira (guitar) and Rosalind Parducci (fiddle), and Amber Grimes on upright bass, this band was conceived in January 2016. No Pardon features conceptually fluid songwriting; they are groove-tight, and inexorably creative.

Parreira's rhythm guitar is chunky and delectable, an articulate mash-up between folk, funk, and country. Imaginative and other-worldly fiddling brought to you by the musical mad scientist, Dr. Parducci. And undeniably, it's all about that bass, with Amber Grimes holding it down- she pays the band's gravity bill.

https://www.facebook.com/events/803179013179785/

Guerilla Show @ Summer Thyme's

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Summer Thyme's Cafe

I snuck into Grass Valley late Thursday night for Mother's Day weekend: I'll be at Summer Thyme's picking geetar n fiddling n singing. 🎻

Mar5

No Pardon: Bluegrass Brunch

T's Cafe, 860 10th St, Arcata

Come listen to No Pardon while you sip your coffee, or mimosas, or fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Did you say smoked salmon eggs benedict? Mmm. With a side of fiddle tunes and new folk music to get your March started right.

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